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Popeye the Sailor: Volume 1 (1933-1938) 7/31

Discussion in 'DVD' started by PaulP, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. PaulP

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    Cool, this should contain the first two color special shorts. I can't wait.
     
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    As it is priced the same as the Looney Tunes sets, I hope the extras are as good and that it contains 60 cartoons.
     
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    I grew up on Popeye as a kid, but geesh these toons are expensive.
     
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    Different opinions are sure to abound, but at ~$1 a short for full retail price I find it a great deal. The money spent to restore films that are 70 years old is worth the price from my point of view.
     
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    If Warners does the same kind of restoration on these that they did for the Fleischer Superman cartoons, this should be a STELLAR set! [​IMG]
     
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    MAGNIFICENT!
     
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    Does anyone know how many original Popeye shorts there are altogether? And how many volumes will Warners need to cover all of them?
     
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    According to Jerry Beck here: http://www.animationshow.com/forums/...php?t3037.html

    he says that it will take 2 volumes to cover all of the Fleischer shorts, and both volumes are coming out this year. The Famous Studios shorts will be released in 2008.

    I guess this means I can do away with my Thunderbean DVD.. and I hope they include the same interviews with the voice talents behind the cartoons.

    BTW, does this mean that Warners owns Betty Boop? Hopefully we can see some of her cartoons next! (Besides her being in the first Popeye cartoon)
     
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    Buying on release date, putting on Christmas lists. [​IMG]

    Also, that's awesome cover artwork!


    They're part of the Republic library, owned by Paramount, licensed to Lionsgate for DVD. I really wish that Paramount and Lionsgate would license them to Criterion. They've never released animation on DVD (and only one laserdisc, Akira) and I think they would be able to do an equally great job as Warners.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Wait a minute -- these won't be colorized, will they?
     
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    Somehow I doubt Warner Bros. would be spending money on restoring 16mm Ektachrome color reversal masters from 1988.
     
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    Been waiting for this for years now! Very glad it will be done right.
     
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    Very cool. [​IMG] A must have for me.
     
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    Release of the year, perhaps?

    I cannot wait for these toons. I haven't seen the majority of them since I was a kid, but all of them have had a lasting impact. I would take these over most of the Looney Tunes anyday.

    Come on Paramount, get yer head of yer ass and give us "Betty Boop"!!!
     
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    I hope the original credits will be restored ( no more "AAP", please!). I also grew up on the B/W Fleischer shorts, and this may be a must-buy for me!
     
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    What made you think that? You can see b&w screenshots in one of the ads above.
     
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    Jerry Beck's announcement says "All Paramount titles restored."

    If this volume contains 60 shorts on four discs, that would leave 48 more Fleischer Popeyes for the next volume.


    Regards,
     

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